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Nintendo Talks About Midna’s Helmet In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC

The first pack of DLC for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild lands in just a few days time and Nintendo are detailing some cool stuff about what’s included. Today, history about Midna’s helmet, which is obtainable via a special chest, is talked about. What’s interesting is that whilst the team painstakingly designed Midna for Twilight Princess, it was actually Tetra from Wind Waker who rode around on the back of Wolf Link until the design team were content.

Creating a “buddy” character who would stay next to Link at all times and battle in tandem with him was a first for a Legend of Zelda game. The challenge started with brainstorming among designers for ideas, and we eventually finalized this character through a trial-and-error process for her shape, facial expressions, actions, etc.

In early prototypes, as a placeholder for Midna, Tetra from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was riding on Wolf Link as he ran around Hyrule.

The post shows some great concept art, details of how Midna came to be and the inclusion of Midna’s helmet in the DLC for BOTW. I’d definitely recommend you check it out here.

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      1. We don’t know what Navi was doing when not yelling “Hey, Listen!” – Maybe Navi-Dust is what gives Link the ability to fight day or night! That would be kinda helping battle. :)

  1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

    Majora’s Mask is in the game as something you can wear. That’s ALL that matters!

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        I forgot those. They all matter. Sadly, I will only have access to Majora’s Mask since the Majora’s Mask Link amiibo has not been restocked since going on sale on the 23rd at Best Buy. :/

  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

    Wait! Midna’s Helmet & Majora’s Mask are in the same DLC pack for BotW? Majora’s Mask & the Fused Shadow were created by the same tribe confirmed! lol

    1. By that logic, then the same tribe also created the Phantom Armor phantoms wear in Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks, and are also responsible for Tingle.

      Juuuuuust kidding!

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        I was about to say! Those 2 things have nothing in common where as we both know Majora’s Mask & the Fused Shadow share similar eyes. Sure it might just be an easter egg right now but it doesn’t mean Nintendo can’t use it as a means to give an in-game connection. (Okay. Rant over. lol)

      2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        I will take the “responsible for Tingle” part, though. He’s part of the evil Rebel Alliance & a traitor! Take him away! *adds my own bit to this* He’ll be executed at the stroke of twilight!

  3. I haven’t played TP but after BotW I can’t help but feel it would be a step backwards.

    1. Dear God Man. No. You must play it. In HD. I think you will be pleasently surprised! the gameplay is traditional Zelda Fun!

    2. BOTW is insanely fun, but it’s style makes it a completely different game than TP, but it’s far from a step back. It’s just as good, just a different style of game

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

        Yeah. Only the Korok Mask has a special ability. Least that’s what they’ve told us, anyway. We’ll find out either way soon enough since it’s out June 30th.

  4. Hype! I want hard mode… only, I shudder at the thought of trying to take down a Lynal in hard mode… 0.0

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

      I don’t. Lynels, like the Guardians, are my bitches in BotW now. I’ve grown accustomed to fighting them. Ha ha ha!

        1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4; Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch!} says:

          Hell yeah! I no longer view the Lynel as broken & have found them to be one of the funnest things in the game!

  5. Damn, I’m liking those early concept designs. Dark and sinister. They don’t trump Midna’s final design though.

    1. Midna’s final design is fully realized and goes hand in hand with the Tron-ish style of the Twili so it is hard to argue against it; early designs show they clearly hadn’t decided how to manage the Twili aestherically, so they were going through a wide range of styles.

  6. I would have liked it if it was just the Fused Shadow piece, I don’t get why they stuck Midna’s hair on top, it is her hair, not part of the helmet, as shown when Zant first transforms her and she isn’t wearing the helmet yet.

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